How can cooperative and alternative forms promote resiliency

Crises like the ongoing pandemic are opportunities to re-examine the taken-for-granted. While some of us re-consider the differential risk of engaging in everyday activities, others of us consider how organizational forms and markets could change to support wider interests. To explore the latter point, Virginia Commonwealth University Prof. Victor Tan Chen and I wrote aContinue reading “How can cooperative and alternative forms promote resiliency”

Organizational Imaginaries now published!

With the pandemic and state retreat, more groups are considering forming and adopting collectivist-democratic forms, like worker cooperatives, solidarity economies, and mutual aid.  Such organizational forms could offer avenues for exploring the kinds of futures desired by an increasing number of people – ones that include opportunities for authentic voice, connection, and community. For theContinue reading “Organizational Imaginaries now published!”

Fellowships for research on employee ownership and profit sharing

Check out these fellowship opportunities, courtesy of Rutgers: Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations  Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing  J. Robert Beyster Fellowship, Louis O. Kelso Fellowship & Other Fellowships The Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing invites applications from doctoral students and pre/postContinue reading “Fellowships for research on employee ownership and profit sharing”

EMES social enterprise conference Oct. 4-7, 2021 – deadline March 1, 2021

Looking for communities of researchers with similar research interests in social enterprise? Check out these affinity groups and conference! The 8th EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise is scheduled to meet Oct. 4-7, 2021 at the University of Zaragoza in Spain (plans are subject to change, due to the pandemic). The theme is “SocialContinue reading “EMES social enterprise conference Oct. 4-7, 2021 – deadline March 1, 2021”

state-of-the-art book on self-help and mutual aid groups now available

With the on-going pandemic and state abandonment/failure, communities are doubling down on self-help and mutual aid. Learn about the long history of such efforts via Thomasina Borkman‘s new book Self-Help/Mutual Aid Groups and Peer Support (Brill, 2020). In this work, Borkman overviews 50 years of research on self-help and mutual aid groups in North America.Continue reading “state-of-the-art book on self-help and mutual aid groups now available”

cfp for “Emergent Organizations: Creating More Participatory, Inclusive, and Caring Civil Societies and Social Economies” – SASE deadline extended to Feb. 10, 2021

Want to connect with other researchers studying transformative organizations?  Consider submitting to a new sub-track “Emergent Organizations: Creating More Participatory, Inclusive, and Caring Civil Societies and Social Economies” at Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)! Due to the pandemic, the 2021 conference will be virtual, spanning July 2-5, 2021. Joyce Rothschild, Victor Tan Chen,Continue reading “cfp for “Emergent Organizations: Creating More Participatory, Inclusive, and Caring Civil Societies and Social Economies” – SASE deadline extended to Feb. 10, 2021”

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